Archive for Monday, February 25, 2008

Also from February 25

Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
War games Oscar winners
Were you ever bullied in school?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, I was the bully.
Total 339

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Brad Ballard works on a gear cutter on the machine floor Wednesday at Sauer-Danfoss in the East Hills Business Park. Sauer-Danfoss, which makes transmissions, is participating in the Douglas County Manufacturing Certificate Program, which combines education and real-world experience to help give workers a leg up in the industry. Program helps students find a path in workplace
February 25, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The folks at Sauer-Danfoss make transmissions - big ones - for off-road construction equipment and oversized mowers. Beginning late this spring, an innovative new program will mix vocational scholarship with hands-on work, all designed to give prospective full-time employees the best chance to succeed at Sauer-Danfoss, Berry Plastics or any other manufacturing operation. The real work and real learning also will give participants a real chance to land what many people really want: a solid job.
12:00 p.m.
Ft. Leavenworth students also used maps on the walls to help make decisions on deployment using scenarios from Iraq and Afghanistan. High-tech war games put premium on readiness
February 25, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Army Maj. Jake Peterson pondered his next steps after his armored battalion led the capture of a communications center and road network. That victory came at a price. The battalion, one of two under Peterson’s command, took a beating. “They threw everything they had at it,” Peterson said of the enemy troops trying to protect what maps on his computer screen labeled Objective Bravo. “That unit was rendered combat ineffective.”
4:00 p.m.
Shakespeare unmasked
February 25, 2008 in print edition on 1C
“Twelfth Night,” as William Shakespeare wrote it, has a lot of twists and turns. People aren’t who they appear to be. Subplots abound. Jocelyn Buckner, a doctoral student at Kansas University, loves the play. But she wanted to make it more relevant for today - and to give it a social relevancy that may be somewhat controversial.
10:00 p.m.
Sachi Botner, 20, counts her tips Monday at La Familia, 733 N.H., where she and most waiters are paid the state minimum wage, $2.65 per hour. Coalition takes pay battle local
February 25, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Advocates for the working poor are under no illusions. They don’t expect much help from the Legislature in raising Kansas’ state minimum wage, which at $2.65 an hour is the lowest in the nation and hasn’t increased in 20 years.

All stories

NBA Roundup
February 25, 2008 in print edition on B6
Scores from around the league.
McDonald’s gives fast food a Zen boost
California restaurant employs feng shui to promote happiness, fortune
February 25, 2008 in print edition on C8
The only familiar signs at the McDonald’s in this large Asian community are the golden arches, the drive-through and the menu.